Super blue moon appears over Long Island skies

Dave Bush, planetarium director for the Vanderbilt Museum, says people with binoculars could look westward of the moon and see a little yellow star, which is actually Saturn.

Cecilia Dowd

Aug 31, 2023, 2:59 AM

Updated 233 days ago

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Long Islanders came out to Jones Beach to look toward the sky for a spectacular site.
The super blue moon was in view Wednesday evening.
Dave Bush, planetarium director for the Vanderbilt Museum, says the full moon is super because it is closer to us than it typically is.
"This month is known as the blue moon because that means that there's two full moons within a given calendar month," Bush says.
Bush also says the moon may appear slightly larger and brighter in the sky.
He says the effect on Earth is higher tides in and around waterways.
Bush also says people with binoculars could look westward of the moon and see a little yellow star, which is actually Saturn.
He says the moon will be close to its full phase in the coming days.


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